Carl Kirsopp pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause fear and alarm at Mart Street’s Morrisons store at the beginning of last month.
He had originally been accused of possession of a knife and theft by shoplifting but those allegations were dropped after he admitted a charge of threatening and abusive behaviour.
Edinburgh Sheriff Court was told he had a lengthy list of previous convictions.
Kirsopp, of no fixed abode but originally from Kelso, had his 20-month sentence backdated to March 4, that being when he was first remanded in connection with the matter.
It’s his second custodial sentence of over a year and a half in a matter of months as he was jailed for 580 days in November, though that prison term was backdated to May, for causing a disturbance at Kelso Community Hospital and at the town’s Rosewood Gardens.